shiso

  • Vegetables

    ‘Yukari’ Daikon

    ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ is a Furikake (Rice Seasoning) made from Red Shiso Leaves. It can be used as a seasoning for a variety of dishes. This is one of them and it is super easy. Just mix Daikon (White Radish) and ‘Yukari’. You can add other vegetables such as Cucumber, Carrot, Lettuce, Onion, or etc. Makes …

  • Chicken

    ‘Yukari’ Chicken

    ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ is a Furikake (Rice Seasoning) made from Red Shiso Leaves. It is very popular in Japan and many Asian grocery stores in Australia sell it. It is salty and has a hint of sourness that is the same sourness of ‘Umeboshi’, the pickled Ume fruits. ‘Yukari’ can be used as a seasoning for …

  • Mazegohan

    ‘Yukari’ Rice

    You might have seen a bag of fine purple crumbles at Asian grocery stores. The product’s name is ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ and it’s a Furikake (Rice Seasoning). You sprinkle it over cooked rice or mix with cooked rice. These purple crumbles are dried Red Shiso leaves, that are most commonly used to pickle Ume (similar to …

  • Sea Vegetables

    Shiso Wakame Sprinkles

    I am very fond of this kind or Sprinkles to eat with or mix with Rice. Many Asian grocery stores sell some products but I have never seen ‘Shiso (Perilla) Wakame Sprinkles’ in Australia. Since I started growing Shiso in my garden, I have some harvest every year, and I wanted to make ‘Shiso Wakame …

  • Chicken

    Sweet Chilli & Shiso (Basil) Chicken Balls

    My Shiso plants did not grow well this summer in 2020, but I still can harvest lovely aromatic leaves. I know Shiso is hard to find for many of us, that’s why I am growing them in the garden. Basil can be used instead. Common Basil, Thai Basil, or similar fragrant herbs are all good. …

  • Vegetables

    Tomato & Shiso Salad

    If you are lucky to have Shiso (Perilla), try this simple salad. You may wish to add extra ingredients such as Garlic and Chilli. But I believe a simple dressing such as ‘Ponzu’ is the best to enjoy the flavour and fragrance of Shiso. If you make this salad using Basil, add some Garlic. Makes …

  • Mazegohan

    Pickled Ginger & Shiso Mazegohan

    Pickled sliced ginger, commonly called ‘Gari’ or ‘Amazu Shoga’ in Japanese, is often served with Sushi. I bought a bag of ‘Pickled Sliced Ginger’ when I made Sushi to entertain friends, but there was a lot of leftover. Do you also have any leftover ‘Pickled Ginger’?Basically it is young ginger thinly sliced, salted, and pickled …

  • Vegetables

    Salted Cucumber & Shiso Salad

    You need ‘Green Shiso’ leaves to make this salad. Alternatively ‘Perilla’ that has similar scent can be used. I used to have so much difficulties to find ‘Shiso’ but now I am growing ‘Shiso’ in my garden. I bought seeds of ‘Aojiso’, Japanese Green Shiso, from a store in NSW on eBay. If you like …

  • Vegetables

    Spicy ‘Shiso’ Perilla Miso

    Last year, I decided to grow ‘Shiso’ Perilla by myself and bought seeds online. Half-purple type perilla grew so well and Japanese ‘Green Shiso’ is also growing at last. Now I have too many ‘Shiso’ leaves. ‘Shiso Tsukudani’ is a good way to use up many leaves and this is another one, and it is …

  • Fish

    Grilled Salmon & Mixed Grains With Edamame

    My ‘Grilled Salmon & Watercress Mazegohan‘, one of my popular ‘Mazegohan’ dishes, can be made with Shiso leaves instead of Watercress. It is so aromatic and delicious. This is a crunchy and chewy Mixed Grains version of the dish. I added Edamame for extra crunchiness. Enjoy it with a refreshing salad of your choice. Makes …

  • Vegetables

    Perilla ‘Shiso’ Tsukudani

    As it is so difficult to find Japanese ‘Shiso’ Perilla where I live, I bought seeds online and I have been trying to grow myself. Japanese ‘Shiso’ seeds were unsuccessful and I am trying again, but half-purple type perilla is growing so quickly and the leaves grow very large. The fragrant is not quite strong …

  • Chicken Mazegohan

    Chicken & ‘Shiso’ Mazegohan

    ‘Shiso’ (Perilla) is so difficult to find where I live. It is something you can’t use for cooking if you are not growing yourself. But now I know one Asian grocery store that sells Perilla. It is a different type from Japanese ‘Shiso’, but it has same texture and fragrance. If you have ‘Shiso’ (Perilla) …

  • Chicken

    Shiso (Basil) & Lemon Rolled Chicken

    I often use Basil instead of Shiso because Shiso is difficult to find in Australia. Sweet Basil is so popular and available from every grocery store or supermarket. Perilla, which is very similar to Shiso, can be found at Asian Groceries. If you are lucky to have Shiso, try Shiso version that tastes great. Makes …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Vegetables

    Umeboshi, Tomato & Shiso Spaghetti

    My home-made ‘Umeboshi’ is just right to add saltiness & sourness to this pasta sauce. This is another perfect pasta dish on a hot day in summer. The key ingredients might be difficult for you to find, but they are often available from Asian grocery stores. Shiso (Perilla) can be replaced with Basil, just maybe …